The Moths of Suffolk
302 Parornix fagivora, (Frey, 1861)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Beech (Fagus sylvatica) or Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Records : Rendlesham Forest (A Prichard, 21.ix.2002), Woodbridge (A Prichard, 10.x.2002), Lound (A Prichard, 16.x.2002), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 18.ix.2002), Brandon (A Prichard, 3.x.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultParornix loganellaParornix betulae
Parornix anglicellaParornix devoniella
Parornix scoticellaParornix alpicola
Parornix finitimellaDeltaornix torquillella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter tenerella
Phyllonorycter messaniella
Phyllonorycter esperella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Mine on Beech - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (10.x.2002) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard
Mine on Beech - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (10.x.2002) © A Prichard